Naomi Ackie is a British born actress who has managed to climb the ladder of success with remarkable speed after playing the role of Amber in the 2015’s short movie; I Used to Be Famous.
Soon she began receiving small limelight, and it grew larger as she played on many movies plus TV shows Doctor Who (2015), Damilola, Our Loved Boy (2016), Love, Sex and Side Effects (2018), and the list continues.
Besides, for her role in the movie Lady Macbeth (2016), she was even given the Most Promising Newcomer award at the British Independent Film Awards (2017).
Also, she became even more popular after she portrayed the role of Bonnie in Netflix’s hit series entitled The End of the F***ing World (2019).
Moreover, as of now, she is making headlines with her new role in the 2019’s anticipated movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Wiki, Age, And Parents
The Doctor Who actress stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (167.6 cm).
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Born in 1992, the Camden, London native, cuts her birthday cake on the 2nd of November.
Going by the birth name of Naomi Sarah Ackie, she was born to parents who were second-generation emigrants from Grenada. Her father works for London’s transport department whereas her mother is a former employee of the National Health Service, Britain.
Unfortunately, her mother passed away a few years ago. Since then, Naomi has been living with her father and her two older siblings; (a brother and sister).
Naomi was very interested in arts and acting since her childhood and had started acting from a young age. Though none of her other family members were into the entertainment field, her parents always supported their daughter and encouraged her to accomplish more in her life.
Besides, Naomi describes her parents as one of her inspirations, who always used to be extremely patient.
Her Role In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
On 12 April 2019, during a special Star Wars celebration event held in Chicago, it was revealed that Naomi Ackie was signed in to play the role of Jannah in their upcoming Star Wars sequel.
Though the actress has kept utter silence about her role in the movie, it’s known from various sources that her character Jannah is a fierce freedom fighter who led a tribe of brave and noble warriors on an ocean moon during a war.
Naomi Ackie as Jannah in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Photo: gulfnews.com)
Moreover, during the promotions of the movie, she quoted about the film:
"All I can really say is the original group is going on this epic, epic adventure together, and Jannah crosses paths with them."
Besides, to play the character of Jannah, Naomi even had to learn horseback riding for seven months.
Some Interesting Facts About Naomi Ackie
She belongs to Black British ethnicity. Also, her birth sign is Scorpio.
At the age of 11, she played the character of the modern angel Gabriel in a Christmas show.
For her graduation, she got enrolled at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She completed her studies in the year 2012.
It's known that she is dating someone. However, as of now, there are no details of the actress's partner.
She has also been nominated for few other awards.
In the movie, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, she depicts the role of a bow and arrow-wielding Resistance ally.
In October 2019, she was listed among 'One to Watch' personality by the People Magazine.